What is the best way to find a cave spider spawner, using it's spawning ideals such as biomes, coordinates, or natural terrain, if it has any.

  • Let me add biome: Mesa/badlands, is where mineshafts are abundant, spawn up to the surface, poke out sides of mountains or carve into surface, and it's not uncommon to find a cave spider spawner right on the surface, where a corridor generation carves through.
    – SF.
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 8:39

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According to the wiki, monster spawners can be naturally generated in the following locations:

  • Dungeons
  • Mineshafts
  • Woodland mansions
  • Strongholds
  • Nether fortresses
  • Bastion remnants

Of these locations, only those generated in mineshafts will naturally spawn cave spiders:

Any number of cave spider spawners, densely surrounded by cobwebs, scattered throughout.

Finding them in these locations is also defined in the above block quote.

  • Spiders are not cave spiders; they are explicitly different, as one poisons the player while the other does not.
    – Corsaka
    Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 17:50
  • @Corsaka thank you for pointing out the nomenclature issue in my answer. Updating it now.
    – Taco
    Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 17:52

Cave Spiders spawners are found in the Abandoned Mineshafts underground. The spawners can be specifically located by cobweb-rich shafts, such as the one below.

cave spiders


From the wiki

Mineshafts generate at much higher elevations in these [badlands] biomes, often exposed to fresh air.

Cave spider spawners are only present in mineshafts, and while mineshafts don't generate any more commonly in any particular biome, they can generate at much higher altitudes in badlands, to the point where you can often simply wander the surface of a badlands and stumble upon an exposed mineshaft.

So if your goal is to quickly find a cave spider spawner, find a badlands and start looking through the nearest mineshafts. Minimal digging required.

  • Good one, even if badlands are a pretty rare biome. I wanted to post the same answer, so +1
    – pinckerman
    Commented Aug 14, 2021 at 1:54

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